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Mitch Stephenson Toronto Lawyer

Mitch Stephenson

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2017
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Mitch Stephenson practises in the firm’s Insolvency and Restructuring Group, assisting clients in all manner of insolvency proceedings, including domestic and cross-border bankruptcy, receivership, and restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Canada Business Corporations Act, and the Winding Up and Restructuring Act.

Mitch advises clients on complex and time-sensitive issues in both litigation and transactional settings and advocates for clients in a variety of industries, including monitors, receivers, and trustees in bankruptcy, as well as clients involved in mining, banking and financial services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail, construction, and real estate. Mitch has also represented clients in the public sector, including for-profit and non-profit crown corporations.

Mitch also maintains a broad litigation and dispute resolution practice. While Mitch’s practice covers a wide array of civil litigation matters, he focuses on class actions, including product liability and antitrust/competition cases, as well as complex corporate and commercial disputes.

Mitch has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario and has experience litigating large-scale contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional and cross-border cases, and international arbitrations as well as disputes related to pharmaceuticals and medical devices, oppression and corporate governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, public and administrative law, and professional negligence. Mitch has also successfully represented clients in their efforts to obtain and resist injunctive relief.


  • Queen's Law Prize in Tax Policy, Queen’s University 2016
  • Queen's Law Prize in Advanced Contract Law, Queen’s University 2015
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Torts, Queen’s University 2014
2016 Queen’s University Queen's Law Prize in Tax Policy
2015 Queen’s University Queen's Law Prize in Advanced Contract Law
2014 Queen’s University Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Torts

Client Work

  • National Bank of Canada and Macquarie Bank Limited co-lead international lending syndicate in the provision of aggregate C$425 million credit facilities for BW Gold Ltd.,
  • Grosvenor Park Media Fund LP v. Arc Productions Ltd. et al,
  • Voyager Digital Ltd. files for chapter 11 proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, Ongoing since July 2022
  • Representing Allergan in class actions and mass tort individual lawsuits relating to breast implants, Ongoing since January 2020
  • Fasken successfully appeals the first ever non-party costs award against Legal Aid Ontario,

Career & Education


  • JD Queen's University
  • BSc, Physiology McGill University

Community involvement

  • Pro Bono Law Ontario Duty Counsel Project

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Member, The Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Ontario Bar Association


Book, Co-Author Fraud Unravels Everything: A Limited Justification for Piercing the Corporate Veil Todd L. Archibald, ed., Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Toronto: Thomson Reuters, 2019) 555


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